Perspectives On Violence

Perspectives On Violence Using Immersive Film to Build Resilience JobServe Community Stadium, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP 9.30 - 3:30pm, Friday 13th March 2020 Please book on Eventbrite. The ‘Perspectives on Violence’ conference 2020 focuses on how individuals, their families and communities are impacted by gangs and violence. The conference brings together former gang members, experts and practitioners from Essex and around the country to explore how young or vulnerable people become involved in county lines, gangs and serious violence. Through listening to key note speakers and taking part in experiential workshops the conference aims for delegates to gain a deeper insight around the causes of violence and effective ways to tackle and prevent it. StoryLab will run an experiential workshop (Screening, Q&A and VR)....

Queens and Harlots: Chloe Thomas

Queens and Harlots: Chloe Thomas In conversation with BAFTA & RTS nominated film & TV director, Chloe Thomas Cos 117, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT. 5.30 - 7pm, Wednesday 12th February 2020 A special Royal Television Society and StoryLab event with BAFTA and RTS nominated tv and film director, Chloe Thomas. Her first comedy Angelo's, starring Sharon Horgan and Miranda Hart, was produced by Damon Beesley (The Inbetweeners). Chloe also directed the award-winning Horrible Histories and CBBC's Sadie J.  She directed Sharon Horgan's Channel 4 documentaries on motherhood and women on the verge of a mid-life crisis, and Give Out Girls, a 6-part comedy for Big Talk/Sky. Chloe directed second block of period drama Hetty Feather for CBBC; an adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's book, and went on to...

Building Partnerships for Global Heritage Research

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Building Partnerships for Global Heritage Research Transcending Disciplinary Barriers Through Strategic Research Themes Presentation by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem Wednesday 29 January 2020, 1:30 - 3:30pm Room: Coslett 117, ARU RSVP fabrizio.galeazzi[at] Abstract: Cultural heritage is increasingly threatened by destruction, climate change, rampant commercialisation, and overexploitation by tourism, whilst heritage institutions are struggling due to lack of funding and limited vision towards their future proofing. With the increasing rate of destruction of cultural heritage sites during conflicts and disasters (natural and man-made); from Palmyra in Syria to Macintosh School of Art in Glasgow and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the scope of heritage research has become ever broader and multidisciplinary. With heritage research becoming a driver for several organisations and funding agencies, national and international,...

UN Human Rights Day

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UN Human Rights Day The Crossing: Your Impact On Modern Day Slavery Online (all day programme), 10 December 2019 Booking requirements on Agenda: UN Human Rights Day - Agenda (pdf) It is estimated that there are more slaves in the UK today than at any other point in history. 21 million people are trafficked each year. A third of those detected are children. Many affected by Modern Day Slavery are among us, trapped in plain sight. By raising awareness of the issues surrounding modern day slavery we can help affect real change. On the 10th of December we’re creating a hubub for Human Rights Day and convening a global conversation about modern day slavery. A video introduction by Patron Emma Thompson precedes the screening...

StoryLab Symposium

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StoryLab Symposium Storytelling in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Tuesday 26th November 2019, 9.30-4.30 Room: RUS203, ARU Cambridge This symposium was part of an events programme for StoryLab’s exhibition. The Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed have the potential to ‘robotize’ humanity and thus to deprive of our heart and soul. But as a complement to the best parts of human nature-creativity, empathy, stewardship - it can also lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of identity (Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum, 2016). StoryLab hosted a one-day symposium and exhibition with practitioners, technologists and academics using the intersection between creativity and technology to explore ‘creativity, empathy and stewardship ’ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Digital technologies have made possible new...

RTS East Networking Drinks

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RTS East Networking Drinks Join us for a very special early evening Royal Television Society networking event at The Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art. Interested in networking with other filmmakers, creatives and production companies? Please join us for a drink and the opportunity to meet other storytellers and experience Storytelling in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an exhibition of Film, VR & XR, Documentary, Photography and Soundscapes, hosted by StoryLab exploring traditional and innovative forms of cross-platform storytelling. Ruskin Gallery, ARU, 5-7pm, Monday 11th November 2019 Location Details: Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art, ARU, East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT United Kingdom Directions here Book here Link RTS page

Storytelling in the 4th Industrial Revolution Exhibition (7-28 Nov)

Storytelling in the 4th Industrial Revolution Exhibition The Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed have the potential to ‘robotize’ humanity and thus to deprive of our heart and soul. But as a complement to the best parts of human nature-creativity, empathy, stewardship - it can also lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of identity (Schwab, 2016). Ruskin Gallery, ARU Cambridge, 7th-28th November, Mon-Fri 10-4.30 Exhibition catalogue (pdf). This exhibition focuses on interdisciplinary creative practice methods and processes to address three central themes: Identity, Culture and Heritage Storytelling is a powerful tool for interpretation, understanding and change. This exhibition reflects traditional and innovative narrative practices to surface new voices and perspectives around questions of identity, culture and heritage, memory,...

Anti-Slavery Day

Anti-Slavery Day StoryLab in collaboration with Encounters Film Festival and Rhizome Live are hosting online screenings, discussions and an interactive workshop during the Anti-Slavery week culminating in a live Q&A with the creative team behind The Crossing on the 18th of October.  14-18th October 2019. Online Films can bear witness to human rights violations and create a powerful forum for individuals on both sides of the lens to engage with knowledge that can have a positive impact on society. On 18th October 2019 Anti-Slavery Day, StoryLab and Rhizome Live will pilot an innovative distribution of The Crossing an immersive film that explores the story of a young girl sex trafficked through the 'Loverboy' method. Rhizome Live will provide a dynamic online space to host a...

CPM 6 | Defending Creative Practice

CPM6 | Defending Creative Practice Research StoryLab Workshop Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, LAB107 Fri 27th Sept 2019 Speakers: Dr. Catherine Dormor (RCA) Dr Fabrizio Galeazzi (ARU) Dr. Senir Dinar (ARU) Dr. David Ryan (ARU) Chair: Dr. Harriet Riches (ARU) What can practice research uncover that other research can’t address? How specifically is practice research valuable? This knowledge-transfer workshop explored the particular value of practice research, both within universities and in the broader cultural context, by focusing on questions around methodologies. What are the academic, artistic and cultural benefits of the diverse research methods applied by creative practice researchers? The workshop was aimed for academics, industry professionals, postgraduate researchers as well as anyone seeking to better understand practice research, including those who want to commission research...

Glastonbury Screening

Glastonbury: Stopping Loverboys Trading on Hope Screening & discussion of StoryLab’s award winning film on sex trafficking: The Crossing Speakers Forum, Greenfields, Glastonbury Festival 7-7.30pm, 27th June 2019 Link to event: Glastonbury: Speakers Forum StoryLab director and filmmaker, Dr Shreepali Patel and sound designer, Professor Rob Toulson have been invited to screen and discuss their award winning project The Crossing at the Speakers Forum, Glastonbury Festival.  The Crossing is an immersive, split screen film on sex trafficking which provides new interpretations and understanding of the exploitative ‘Loverboy’ method used by traffickers to entrap their targets. StoryLab’s participation in this event is part of an ongoing creative practice led campaign to raise awareness amongst young people of the techniques used to fuel the alarming increase in...
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